Top 10 Cryptocurrency Analysts and Token Traders of 2017
There is no doubting that cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology world as a whole took a major step forward in 2017. Just as the technology and currencies themselves have blown up this year, so have the individuals that analyze and invest in them. They have without a doubt helped with the expansion of the industry in 2017.
This article will take a closer look at 10 of the top traders and analysts of 2017 and why they deserve a place on this list. These 10 individuals are some of the biggest influencers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.
We start off the list by looking at WhalePanda. While yes, the name might not be on that screams “cryptocurrency expert”, they most certainly are. This pseudonymous Twitter account has amassed over 100,000 followers who want first dibs at seeing his wisdom on all things cryptocurrency. While he will look at and comment on mainstream projects, he is also a great place to learn about more innovative niches before they blow up. In addition to providing solid insights, he also does it with a little bit of humor, which can be a rarity in this space.
Tone Vays has a Wall Street background and years of experience and is now largely focused on Bitcoin. He has over 80,000 followers on Twitter and gives not only great insights, but also the economics and finance side of cryptocurrencies. While he catches plenty of flak for the fact if you went against some of his advice you would actually make money, Tone is a conservative and risk-averse investor in a space where everyone seems to be a risk-taker, so he is a nice change of pace.
Andreas Antonopoulos is not only great for his insights and words on Twitter, but also for his two popular books (Mastering Bitcoin and The Internet of Money) and his public speaking. His speeches are about what cryptocurrencies are and why they are incredibly important. He also hosts a YouTube channel that features several informational videos as well. He uses various mediums to perfection and has hundreds of thousands of loyal followers and fans.
Szabo is a true legend in the world of cryptocurrency. While he has repeatedly denied this, there are many out there who claim he is the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, who is the one who designed bitcoin. Even if he is not the real Nakamoto like many people think he is, he is still a valuable member of the community. His tweets and retweets are incredible and will surely give you a lot of value.
Novogratz is without a doubt one of the richest major cryptocurrency investors on the planet. Formerly of Goldman Sachs, this former hedge fund manager was ranked by Forbes as a billionaire in 2007 and 2008. Since then, Novogratz has become interested in cryptocurrency and is reported to have 20% of his net worth in crypto. His Twitter feed is full of great advice, insights and his various thoughts about the world of blockchain technology.
Since 2011, Voorhees has been involved in the world of cryptocurrency. He is the CEO of ShapeShift, which is an altcoin and bitcoin exchange. In addition to that, Voorhees has nearly 200,000 followers on Twitter and blesses his followers with great wisdom and insight on all things cryptocurrency. Voorhees is a true pioneer in the industry and is more than worth a follow on Twitter, and his blog is pretty solid too.
Voulgaris might not be very well known in the cryptocurrency world yet, but will be soon. He is best known as arguably the best NBA bettor on the entire planet and has surely made a ton of cash from that. In addition to that, Voulgaris has been a cryptocurrency invest for over half a decade and has the potential to bring a whole new market and audience to the cryptocurrency world.
With 110,00 followers on Twitter and years of experience in the industry, Brandt is a must-follow for those who want to learn the ins and outs of cryptocurrency. He has been wildly successful in nearly everything he does and makes some of the best charts on the planet, to easily follow the trajectory of any coin. He also isn’t afraid to interact with and school the trolls that populate a lot of the cryptocurrency space on Twitter.
Despite having 60,000+ followers on Twitter, Duke doesn’t get as much credit as she deserves for all she does for the world of cryptocurrency. She is based in London and her Twitter feed is full of tasty tidbits of insight and advice. However, her best contribution by far are her daily live cryptocurrency analysis and discussion. These appear on her Facebook page (which is also a great place for crypto discussion) and are generally posted on her Twitter as well.
If you can only follow on cryptocurrency expert, it should be Luke Martin. Better known as @VentureCoinist, Luke has a ton of experience in the world of finance and cryptocurrency and his goal is to educate others about the space and provide a ton of valuable insights. He tweets often about his thoughts and advice and holds a “coin chat” all about cryptocurrency and is a one-stop-shop for all things cryptocurrency.
If you want to learn more about the industry and get some advice and tips from the best, these 10 individuals are a great place to start. Now, there are dozens and dozens of other worthwhile individuals that could have made this list, so if we missed your favorite, tell us about it in the comments below!